The Unintended Cruelty of America’s Immigration Policies

It is well documented that the Trump administration is pursing a senselessly cruel policy of prosecuting migrants at the border, detaining families, and incarcerating them in large, improvised detention centres. This includes taking children away from their parents and siblings and housing them separately for an extended period. Pointlessly Cruel Jeff Sessions has pointed outContinue reading “The Unintended Cruelty of America’s Immigration Policies”

Gladwell versus the academy (a modern David and Goliath)

I’ll start with an admission: I have never read any of Malcolm Gladwell’s books. It’s nothing personal or principled, but I just never got around to it;  I tend to prefer reading fiction in my spare time anyway. I have enjoyed some of his essays in the New Yorker, but that’s about it. So IContinue reading “Gladwell versus the academy (a modern David and Goliath)”